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Political Science: 001 - Ealy - American Government

Political Science 001 - The Government Of The United States

This is an introductory course in the principles and problems in the national, state, and local areas.


Group Research Topic: American Government

  • Why is recidivism in the United States so high and how do we reduce it?
  • The government and the media – Explore the relationship between the American government and the media.
  • Are the ways political campaigns funded in the United States ethical?
  • Are censorship laws in the United States of America fair?
  • Discuss the origin of "parental advisory" labels on CDs and the MPAA.
  • What is the United States Role in the Global Market Economy?
  • The legal age for alcohol. The age that you can legally drink alcohol in the U.S is 21 whereas it is 18 in other countries such as the U.K. Would lowering the age reduce the dangers of binge drinking or should the age limit be maintained?
  • Guantanamo - Why is it still open? Is it a gross infringement of human rights, or necessary to safeguard American citizens against attack?
  • What is government policy on alternative energy sources and climate change?

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Assignment Requirements

Type: Research Paper (Group)

Length: 5-7 Pages

Citation Format: APA Style

Required Sources:

  • Peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Newspaper articles or magazine articles
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